The 2011 tax hikes cost the state economy $55.8 billion in real GDP from 2012-2016.View Report
Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton and state Rep. Robert Martwick are all involved in the clout-heavy cottage industry of property tax appeals.
The office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx signed off on a $2 million property tax settlement with the property tax firm headed by Foxx campaign donor Alderman Ed Burke.
A new investigation by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica Illinois reveals the mismanagement of the Cook County property tax system, and the politically connected firms who profit from it.
The proposal would fine pedestrians $90 for checking their phone at city intersections and $500 for the offense of being distracted.
According to one estimate, Chicago Alderman Ed Burke is trying to cut the property tax bill for Trump Tower by more than $3 million.
As Illinois’ state government and the federal government move toward promoting the development of autonomous vehicles, Chicago aldermen are taking a combative stance against the budding industry.
Alderman Ed Burke argued in favor of a ban on driverless cars with a movie clip from “Back to the Future.”
No Americans trust their state government less than Illinoisans.
House Joint Resolution 69 would create a special task force to investigate and report on state and local property tax assessment, appeals processes and other property tax policies.
When it comes to touting oneself as a defender of the middle class, actions speak louder than words.